Christian Science nowhere teaches that "there is no such...

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Christian Science nowhere teaches that "there is no such thing as sin, therefore, of course, no need for a Saviour;" nor does it tell "that disease and pain are only imaginary evils." On page 460 of the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says: "Sickness is neither imaginary nor unreal,—that is, to the frightened, false sense of the patient. Sickness is more than fancy; it is solid conviction. It is therefore to be dealt with through right apprehension of the truth of being." And this "right apprehension of the truth of being" was revealed to Mrs. Eddy as she studied the Bible and discerned the glorious meaning of the gospel of Jesus of Nazareth and his miracles, as well as the meaning of the wonderful birth, death, atonement, resurrection, and divinity of Christ Jesus. Not a single teaching of the Bible is rejected or denied; and to many striving earnestly to understand and obey the Bible, Christian Science has brought such enlightenment that God's Word has lived for them as never before, filling them with the joy of understanding and the ability to demonstrate it. Replying to the frequent accusation that her teachings are contradictory, Mrs. Eddy says on page 345 of Science and Health, "In this volume of mine there are no contradictory statements,—at least none which are apparent to those who understand its propositions well enough to pass judgment upon them."

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June 14, 1924

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